Category: POLITICS

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ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will examine a complaint by 42 Bangladeshi workers against Greece over the violation…

GREECE
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Meimarakis and Mitsotakis preparing for Sunday’s ND elections

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The two candidates for the leadership of New Democracy – Evangelos Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis – are making their final…

GREECE
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PM’s office welcomes employer support for hike in social insurance contributions

makis - Jan 07, 2016

The government on Thursday welcomed the stance adopted by employer associations to the possibility of a hike in social insurance…

GREECE
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PM Tsipras: It is our social responsibility to safeguard the sustainability of the social security system

Panos - Jan 07, 2016

It is our social responsibility to safeguard the sustainability of the social security system and we owe it to the…

FINANCE
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PM Tsipras to meet labour union representatives on Thursday

Panos - Jan 07, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have a series of meetings with representatives of labour unions on Thursday. The meetings will…

FINANCE
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Govt in frustration after harsh criticism over its social security reform proposal

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Greek government is in great frustration after the clear denial of the opposition parties to support the draft law on…

POLITICS
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UN envoy for Cyprus reports ‘constructive’ meeting with FM Kotzias

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday met with UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide at the…

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Tsipras and Pavlopoulos did not attend the blessing of waters at Pireaus port

makis - Jan 06, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos decided not to attend the blessing of waters at…

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SYRIZA-ANEL plan on pensions a ‘casus belli’ for the people, KKE says

makis - Jan 05, 2016

In strong criticism of proposed pension system reforms the government unveiled the previous day, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)…

GREECE
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Meimarakis: I am not interested in national unity govt scenario

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

“I am not interested at all in national unity government scenario” candidate for New Democracy leadership Vangelis Meimarakis said during…

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Television licensing procedure will be ready soon

makis - Jan 04, 2016

A process for licensing the televised media was now in the final stages of preparation and will soon be ready…

POLITICS
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President Pavlopoulos, KKE leader discuss Cyprus issue, other regional affairs

makis - Jan 04, 2016

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday received Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas for…

GREECE
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Varoufakis to launch a new political movement

ilias1 - Jan 04, 2016

Greece’s former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his plans to launch his new political movement called The Democracy in Europe…

GREECE
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Opposition parties reaction on government proposals for social security system

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Centrists Union leader Vassilis Leventis expressed his opposition over the government's draft law for the social security after his meeting…

FINANCE
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Labour Minister presents government’s proposals on social security to ND leader

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Labour Minister George Katrougalos met with interim New Democracy (ND) president Yiannis Plakiotiakis on Monday. Katrougalos briefed the main opposition…

GREECE
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Industry’s development should become a national target, said Dep. Econ Minister Tzakri

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

The development of the industrial sector should become a national target if we want at some point to leave from…

FINANCE
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In the negotiations there will be victories and defeats

ilias1 - Jan 04, 2016

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Sunday in an interview with Kathimerini expressed optimism that the government will overcome the obstacle…

GREECE
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Government braces for talks on pension reform

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The first week of the year will be a taxing one for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government, which…

FINANCE
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Stournaras: Greece cannot deal with another crisis with the lenders

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras gave a warning about the risk of Greece failing to reach an agreement with…

FINANCE
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Greek savers still wary of PM after 2015 financial tumult

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Data released from Greece’s central bank this week showed that deposit outflows continued in November for a second consecutive month,…